Joint Press Release by the Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C. and Heart to Heart International, United States
Under the direction of His Excellency Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe, Heart to Heart International continues to support the people of Sri Lanka by donating the ninth consignment of urgent medicines to the nation. Worth an approximate of $ 644,160.128 USD (i.e., LKR 213,378,042.4), the ninth consignment has now obtained all necessary government approvals and is ready for dispatch to Sri Lanka. This donation includes an appropriate volume of – (1) Amlodipine besylate which is used to treat high blood pressure and, (2) Everolimus which is used to treat kidney, pancreatic, breast and brain cancers.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. express our continued gratitude to Heart to Heart International for the generous donations that have been extended to the people of Sri Lanka. In coordination with the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka and this Mission, the ninth donation is due to reach Colombo, Sri Lanka via air by the end of December 2023. Similar to former donations, all expenses are borne by Heart to Heart International and the Ministry of Health will receive the donation for immediate distribution at no cost to the people of Sri Lanka.
Thus far, the total in-kind donation provided by Heart to Heart International to the people of Sri Lanka is worth an approx. total of $ 46,806,029.58 USD (i.e., approx. LKR 15 billion).
Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Heart to Heart International (HHI) is a global humanitarian organization focused on improving access to health. Since its inception in 1992, HHI has delivered medical aid and supplies worth $2.8 billion to more than 130 countries, including within the United States. HHI responds to natural disasters both domestically and internationally by supplying medical relief and mobilizing volunteers. The organization is a 4-star Charity Navigator charity, a BBB Accredited charity and is on the "Philanthropy 400."
Embassy of Sri Lanka, Heart to Heart International,
Washington, D.C. Kansas
21 December 2023